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This newsletter provides periodic updates on the research NCASI is undertaking for its Canadian member companies, as well as other relevant environment- and forestry-related information. It includes details on the results of selected NCASI projects, and alerts readers about the availability of relevant mill environment and forest environment information.

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2016

July 29, 2016   Volume 12, No. 01

Restructuring at NCASI; NCASI consolidates analytical services to Florida; NCASI West Coast Regional Manager retires; Vice named to lead NCASI Sustainable Manufacturing & Climate Program; Dr. Steve Prisley joins NCASI as forest biometrician and economist; Environmental Product Declarations webcast; NCASI publishes fact sheet on life cycle assessments of forest products;

September 12, 2016   Volume 12, No. 02

NCASI releases Practical Guide for the Beneficial Use of Forest Products Residuals (GuBu); NCASI study on process parameters and emissions of volatile organic compounds; Screening life cycle assessment of unconventional use pathways for woody mill residues; NCASI publishes paper on the use of range mapping in assessing extinction risk; NCASI, Memorial University publish paper on a review of systematic conservation planning; International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph 109: Outdoor Air Pollution;

2015

February 18, 2015   Volume 11, No. 01

Krouskop named new NCASI President; Ron Yeske retires from NCASI service; Comparison of standards and tools for carbon footprints; NCASI coauthors a report from the IEA on the environmental performance of biomass supply chains; Environmental Release Estimation Tool for Pulp and Paper Facilities;

July 22, 2015   Volume 11, No. 02

WBCSD report examines the complementary roles of fresh and recycled fiber; NCASI report examines methods for characterizing forest-related land use impacts in life cycle assessment; NCASI/FPAC migratory birds practices handbook; Synthesis and analysis of forest products industry NPRI data; New NCASI Headquarters address;

2014

May 1, 2014   Volume 10, No. 01

In Memoriam: Alan A. Lucier; First caribou research field season completed; NCASI updates GHG Calculation Tools; Publication of ISO 14067 technical specification on carbon footprint; Recent NCASI podcasts;

September 24, 2014   Volume 10, No. 02

Compilation of Canadian Provincial and Federal Regulations Relevant to Forest Management Activities; Sustainability Metrics and Programs for Bioenergy Feedstock and Biofuels Derived from North American Forests; Revised NCASI NPRI Handbooks for pulp and paper and wood products; NCASI Water Recycle Tool now available; Water sustainability updates;

2013

October 16, 2013   Volume 9, No. 01

NCASI publishes a review of biomass carbon accounting methods and implications; Greenhouse gas benefits of using biomass residues for energy production in the forest products industry; NCASI imports caribou to Canada from Alaska; Revised NCASI NPRI Handbooks for pulp and paper, and wood products; EFCT now includes wood products;

2012

April 11, 2012   Volume 08, No. 01

Beneficial use of woody biomass; Effects of spatial scale on forest carbon accounting; Relationships between intensive biomass production and biodiversity in North American forests – a literature review; Managing for rare species; Environmental issues related to nanomaterials and the forest products industry;

October 3, 2012   Volume 8, No. 02

NCASI's Canadian Operations celebrates 10-year anniversary; Allocation methods for life cycle assessments of forest products; Assessing species at risk; Reducing in-plant spent pulping liquor losses; GHG-related activities of note; Literature review on relationship between pH and acute toxicity of substances present in pulp and paper mill effluents; Chantal Lavigne joins NCASI’s Canadian Operations;

December 5, 2012   Volume 8, No. 03

NCASI reviews presence, fate, and ecological significance of H2S in pulp and paper mill effluents; NCASI prepares new Canadian base camp for arrival of caribou research herd in 2013; NCASI investigates methane and nitrous oxide emissions from biomass-fired boilers and kraft recovery furnaces;

2011

March 23, 2011   Volume 7, No. 01

NCASI studies GHG and energy benefits of using black liquor; Environmental Footprint Comparison Tool now publicly available; Wildlife monitoring programs in Canada; Results of printing and writing paper LCA now available; NCASI releases enhanced version of the Forest Industry Carbon Assessment Tool (FICAT);

May 13, 2011   Volume 7, No. 02

Forest management’s role in helping maintain conservation values; Overview of LCA-related standards; NCASI launches Forest Biomass Cooperative; Forest Biomass Cooperative – Results of recent investigations; NCASI participates in International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference;

October 5, 2011   Volume 7, No. 03

An inventory of caribou research programs in Canada; Review of air emission source test methods used in Canada; NCASI literature review on paper recycling and LCA; NCASI literature review on paper recycling and LCA; WBCSD Forestry Group releases position on harvested wood products; Environment Canada releases updated boreal caribou science report and boreal caribou recovery strategy;

2010

March 31, 2010   Volume 6, No. 01

Water profile of the Canadian forest products industry; Treatment options for wood pile leachates and runoff; NCASI launches Environmental Footprint Comparison Tool; Research review: Canadian forestry practices and water resources; NCASI seeking members to test Carbon Footprint Estimator (FEFPro);

October 27, 2010   Volume 6, No. 02

NCASI participates in Canadian Water Summit and IWA World Water Congress; NCASI caribou research under way; Developing the “Top 40” conservation questions for Canada; FAO issues report by NCASI on the global forest industry’s carbon profile; Overview of Canadian ambient air monitoring programs;